News in Brief

Memphis author pens strategy for spiritual growth

"A Study Session With Christ" by Memphis author Jerome McNearyIn the nationwide release of author Jerome McNeary’s new book, “A Study Session With Christ,” he discusses his strategies and approaches to developing, growing, and strengthening relationship with God.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, this book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

McNeary resides in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Deanna, and their two small children.

Bartlett named No. 1 U.S. city for single moms

seal of bartlettThe number crunchers at have discovered the best cities for single mothers: Bartlett has come in at No. 1.

To find these places, their researchers asked the following questions: Can a single mom make enough to cover both rent and childcare? Is the community stable? Can single moms have a decent quality of life?

Just 6 percent of single moms in Bartlett live below the poverty line, compared to a national average of about 50 percent.

See the study online for more details.

2 studios seek cancer survivors for celebration

The Bartlett and Germantown Fred Astaire Dance Studios are seeking five breast cancer survivors each to dance in Dancing With The Survivors on October 2, 2014. The nationwide, signature fundraising event will benefit The Pink Fund to celebrate breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery and make a difference in the lives of other cancer patients.

Dance experience is not required. Each studio will provide the dancers eight private lessons and as many group lessons as needed at no cost. Contact the Bartlett studio at 213-9393 or; contact the Germantown studio at 753-2158 or